1863 Document - 1st Massachusetts Cavalry Requisition Form - Potomac Creek, Virginia

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1863 Document - 1st Massachusetts Cavalry Requisition Form - Potomac Creek, Virginia

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Item No. SQ3487043

Offered here is an interesting 1863 Civil War document related to the 1st Massachusetts Cavalry as the Regiment prepared for the spring campaign. This invoice was written by Lieutenant Alton E. Phillips, commander of Company F, who certified that three army horses had been turned over to Lieutenant Henry P. Bowditch at Potomac Creek, Virginia. It was dated March 30, 1863, and was signed by Phillips, who was mortally wounded just a month later on May 1 during Stoneman’s Raid, an opening move of the Chancellorsville Campaign. Bowditch served through the remainder of the war, resigning in June 1865 as a Major in the 5th Massachusetts Cavalry.

The invoice reads, in full:

Invoice of Public Animas turned over this 30th day of March 1863 by Lieut A. E. Phillips 1st Mass. Cavalry to Lieut H. P. Bowditch 1st Mass. Cavalry Viz.

(3) Three Horses

I certify that I have this day turned over to Lieut H. P. Bowditch at Potomac Creek Va the Public Animals Specified in the foregoing list.

A. E. Phillips
Lieut Comdg. Co. F.

The invoice was written upon a single 7 1/2” x 9 1/2” stationery sheet. The paper is in very good condition with very little wear to edges and corners, except along the left edge where the author removed this sheet from its twin. Creases where originally folded.

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